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Mubarak's trial to be held in Cairo, justice minister says

Arab World Materials 28 July 2011 13:25
The trial of former Egyptian president Hosny Mubarak and his two sons for allegedly ordering the killing of anti-government protesters is to be held in Cairo on Wednesday, Justice Minister Mohamed Abdel Aziz al-Guindy said on Thursday.
Mubarak's trial to be held in Cairo, justice minister says

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosny Mubarak and his two sons for allegedly ordering the killing of anti-government protesters is to be held in Cairo on Wednesday, Justice Minister Mohamed Abdel Aziz al-Guindy said on Thursday, dpa reported.

Al-Guindy told the German Press Agency dpa that a hall was being prepared in Nasr City, a suburb of eastern Cairo for the trial.

Former interior minister Habib al-Adli and six of his aides are also to face charges on Wednesday for the deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters during the popular revolt in February that led to the ousting of Mubarak.

At least 846 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured in the crackdown, according to a fact-finding commission.

The 83-year-old Mubarak has not been seen in public since. He has been undergoing treatment at a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since April 13, when he reportedly suffered a heart attack.

There have been conflicting reports about his health.

On Thursday, the semi-official newspaper Al Akhbar published what it said was the latest medical report from the Sharm el-Sheikh Hospital stating that Mubarak is fully conscious, but depressed.

Mubarak is to be flown by military plane from Sharm el-Sheikh to the venue for the trial, according to a report by the independent newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm quoting judicial sources Thursday.

If for medical reasons, this , the court judges or one of them will travel to the hospital to face Mubarak with the charges against him, added the report.

Mubarak's sons, Alaa and Gamal, are being held at a prison on the outskirts of Cairo.

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